On the heels of a big image leak from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Visual Story Guide comes another major leak, this time from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII.
The set in Ireland was visited by a source from the leak site, Making Star Wars. What they witnessed could possibly be one of the capstone battle scenes for the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise.
If you would prefer to stay spoiler-free, have a look instead at some of the official images from the set when Episode VIII was visited by the Princes William and Harry in April.
The Lost Jedi Temple
We already know from The Force Awakens that Luke exiled himself after his apprentice, Ben Solo, turned to the Dark Side and took on the name Kylo Ren. As Kylo Ren, he turned away from his family and gave his complete loyalty to Supreme Leader Snoke.
At the end of The Force Awakens, Rey finally finds Luke's hiding place on Ahch-To, using pieces of star maps that were hidden in the droids, BB-8 and R2-D2.
Ahch-To is also the site of an ancient Jedi temple where we can only assume that Luke had been spending decades in isolation to learn more about the Jedi Order and how to use the Force to bring down Snoke and Kylo Ren.
The set for this Jedi Temple complex was built on Ireland's Malin Head island where the source for this latest leak glimpsed the production.
Men In Black
According to the source, several actors wearing all-black costumes and medieval-looking helmets were on the set.
Kylo Ren was among these men clad in black. Observers surmise that these must be Knights of Ren, which Kylo named himself after. We first got a glimpse of them during Rey's flashback montage in The Force Awakens and it looks like they'll be getting more action in the next film.
Wires and Wizardry
The source reported that a lot of wire work was used during the filming of the scene that helped Mark Hamil and Daisy Ridley pull off some amazing fight choreography when they face off against Kylo and his Knights of Ren.
Rey is well into her Jedi training already, but still has much to do, according to the source. Some have even heard rumors that part of her training includes orders from Luke that she must eventually kill Kylo Ren herself.
Luke, meanwhile, is still a “badass Jedi” weilding his green lightsaber from Return of The Jedi. Don't mess with Luke. No, really.
The following is a summary of how the fight goes down in the Jedi Temple complex:
The sun sets on Ahch-To as rain slowly starts to drizzle. Luke and Rey see Kylo Ren and his Knights turn up on the coast.
Kylo Ren, not wearing his mask, advances the charge towards them. He is hell-bent on getting revenge against Rey, who humiliated him during their last duel.
Kylo goes against Rey mano a mano, still using his unique cross-guard red lightsaber, until they are fighting along a cliff overlooking the moonlit waters.
Meanwhile, the Knights of Ren all go against Luke on the beach, but the old Jedi dispatches them all one by one.
The first Knight to engage goes after Luke with an axe-like weapon, but Luke Force-pushes him away. He then uses his lightsaber to take care of the rest of the gang.
At this point, Rey is suddenly out of the battle. The source is unsure if she was injured, captured, or has fallen off the cliff.
Now, Luke must face his old apprentice and nephew, who also killed his best friend.
However, Kylo runs away from the scene as Luke casually walks toward him when he sees that his entire crew had been defeated.
Additional reports from the set say that this sequence may be part of a longer one that might even take the duel inside the ancient Jedi Temple complex.
It most certainly looks like the makings of one of the most epic lightsaber battles even in the Star Wars franchise. We can't wait to see what else director Rian Johnson will add to the series when Episode VIII is released on Dec. 15, 2017.